Marcus B. Foston, PhD

Associate Professor

  • (314) 935-7866
  • mfoston@wustl.edu
  • Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
  • Brauer Hall, Room 1007

Education

  • B.S. Polymer and Textile Chemistry
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • PostDoc Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Research Focus

  • Biomass Characterization and Conversion

My Research Philosophy

“I am passionate about the science, engineering and development of new materials for existing and emerging technologies in biomass utilization. It is immensely satisfying to address what I believe to be some of the world’s most growing issues in the future which pertain to meeting global manufacturing and energy demands in a sustainable and green manner. The idea of creatively combining the utilization of NMR and research on renewable material conversion from the feedstock to application is particularly exciting and in my opinion provides an advantage with respect to other groups working on similar problems.”